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Steven Bostock

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Mishcon de Reya LLP

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Mishcon Private


Steven is a Partner in  Mishcon Private, specialising in Immigration law. With almost ten years’ experience working as an immigration lawyer he is recognised as an expert in his field, providing strategic, commercial, and informed advice to private individuals and organisations.

Steven advises clients in respect of the Tier 1 (Investor) and Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa categories and is at the forefront of changes to these categories, regularly consulting with the Home Office to shape policy. Having spent time in the Caribbean, he also has an in depth knowledge of second citizenship applications.

Steven plays a pivotal role in the firm’s Tier 2 business immigration group,  working with the Employment and Corporate departments to provide an integrated client service. He advises in respect of all business immigration issues for both employers and employees including sponsor licence applications, Tier 2 visa applications, Sole Representative visas, and general compliance issues.

Steven also advises on European free movement rights, long residence applications, family based applications, litigation matters in the Tribunals and claims for Judicial Review.

He regularly advises in respect of asylum applications in the UK working with charities on a pro bono basis and works closely alongside the firm's in-house Extradition group to assist high profile individuals seeking political asylum in the UK.

Steven provides long term strategic advice to help clients obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain status and subsequent British citizenship. He has extensive experience with complex applications involving excess absences or other issues that require a solution based approach often requiring the use of discretion by the Home Office.


Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Mishcon de Reya
Qualified, Mishcon de Reya
Trainee, Charles Russell


Nottingham Law School, LPC & GDL
University of Southampton, BA History

London: Human resources


Within: Next generation lawyers

Steven Bostock - Mishcon de Reya LLP

Within: Immigration

Mishcon de Reya LLP's immigration practice is ‘outstanding’, ‘exhibits excellence in all it does’ and ‘shows a keen interest in customer satisfaction’. The business immigration team advises corporate, investor and high-net-worth clients across the financial, creative, media, technology, sports and fashion sectors and its human rights, appeals and overstay group is adept at acting for high-net-worth individuals, handling a raft of complex immigration cases. Applications for naturalisation and complex Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) cases are a key area of expertise for the team. Maria Patsalos is ‘exceptional’ and regularly acts for sports-sector clients and specialises in all Points Based applications, sole representative visas; fiancée, spouse, civil partnership and unmarried partner applications; rights under European law and claims for political asylum. Steven Bostock regularly handles a range of complex asylum applications in the UK, detention issues, appeals, judicial reviews, and human rights-based applications, regularly advises high-profile individuals seeking political asylum in the UK, and also heads the firm’s Tier 2 business immigration group. Key associates include Natalie Loader, who specialises in business immigration cases, Fran Rance, Jessica Good, Elnara Ismagilova, and Neil Shanghavi, who joined the team in 2018 from Fragomen LLP. Also recommended are Lucy Grant, who recently joined the team from Gherson; Hannah Barnett, who ‘makes the complex web of legislation appear comprehensible’; David Deane, who is ‘professional, responsive, knowledgeable and keen on proposing practical solutions to customer challenges’; and Matt Ingham, who is ‘extremely motivated, hardworking, committed, determined and completely reliable’ and focuses on complex asylum claims involving political persecution and corporate raiding, as well as Tier 1 visa and discretionary British citizenship and naturalisation applications. ‘Outstanding’ department head Kamal Rahman is instructed by a range of high-net-worth individuals and families seeking to establish in the UK.

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